Tobias & the Bear was launched in 2014 when as two first-time mums, friends and fashion industry colleagues, we had a vision that we could do something different for boyswear, creating a collection of baby leggings that really bucked the trend for stiff fabrics and conventional ‘blue V pink’ colourways. The search for our own babies had been limited and expensive, shipping the few pairs we discovered from all over the world. We wanted to try and do it ourselves.
It took ten months to launch our first designs and there wasn’t a blue tractor in sight. Instead, we created a playful world of foxes and bears for our boys, Tobias Fox and Arlo Bear, the namesakes and inspirations behind the brand.
Things evolved quickly because we believe in listening to our customers. We learned that parents of girls were just as bemused by their gendered clothing choices. They were wearing our fox leggings too, and why shouldn’t they? So the brand has been designed with a cool unisex handwriting ever since.
Seven years on and Tobias & the Bear is a world where dressing those little ones is as fun for the grown-ups as it is for the kids. We believe that kidswear should be stylish but it should always be fun too. Our prints are ‘where did you get that from’ iconic and our fits are all about comfort, because when you’re dressing kids, comfort really is the key. Our original vision of foxes and bears continues with wild little cubs always at the heart of the main collection.
We believe we have a responsibility to protect our planet so we choose natural fabrics, organic cotton and recycled, recyclable and biodegradable packaging. We work diligently with skilled manufacturers to ensure ethically-produced premium quality pieces to ensure a culture of #passingthemdown and a clothing lifecycle we can be proud of.
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Our gift to you
Get a free organic Just Call Me Fox super sized swaddle, worth £19, when you spend £50 or more. Simply add the swaddle to your bag below (important!) then use the code SWADDLE at the checkout.
Can not be used with any other promo code. For a limited time only, while stocks last.
Just Call Me Fox super swaddle
"The swaddle is absolutely gorgeous and such good quality! I have already received loads of compliments on it!" – Anonymous
"Amazing product, can't wait to wrap my baby up in it" – Anonymous
"This swaddle is gorgeous quality and the print is superb." – Michelle
"Lovely large muslin. Big enough to swaddle or just for snuggling. Fab print!" – Claire
"Beautifully soft even after washing multiple times, and superbly versatile. It’s a must have in our ‘going out bag’ and a firm favourite for our little one" – Bethany
"Super soft, washes well, looks great!" – Emma-Jane
"Beautifully soft even after washing multiple times, and superbly versatile. It’s a must have in our ‘going out bag’ and a firm favourite for our little one"